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Draw The Line

Winning the tug of war between business and family.

This story appears in the January 1998 issue of

For homebased business owners who have beendistracted, embarrassed and annoyed by the kids arguing, the catmeowing, the washing machine and dryer buzzers going off, or atoddler throwing a tantrum, take heart. You're not alone.

The surprising thing, however, is that while most at-homeentrepreneurs would like to minimize distractions, they are notupset by the daily intrusion of home life into business. In fact,that's one of the attractions of the arrangement.

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